Johan Helmich Roman (1694-1758)

Ps. 46. 2. "Gud är vår tilflygt och starkhet" / Psalm 46:2 "Gud är vår tillflykt och starkhet" [Psalm no. 46, verse 1, according to the King James Version ("God is our refuge and strength")]

HRV 832

[1.] alla Pergolese
[2.] alla Hendel [sic]
[3.] B. Marcello [sic]

  • Year of composition: Year of composition uncertain (according to Holm)
  • Work category: Voice and other instruments
  • Text author: Book of Psalms no. 46, verses [1]2, 3, 5-6 (Old Testament)
  • Duration: Approx. 1-5 min


vn, cont. (no figures)

Solo voices/choir


Location for score and part material

Handwritten copies can be found at the Musik- och teaterbiblioteket (Ro:77a, Ro:78a, Ro:81) and at the Lund University library (Schartau 2:5)

  • Location autograph: Musik- och teaterbiblioteket
  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: Ro:80


Holm, Anna Lena: "Tematisk förteckning över J.H. Romans vokalverk". Musikaliska akademiens bibliotek (1994)

Description of work

[1.] alla Pergolese: Largo B minor alla breve
[2.] alla Hendel [sic]: (no tempo marking) - Adagio D major 3/8
[3.] B. Marcello [sic]: Allegro assai A major alla breve

Work comment

Authenticated work (according to Holm)

Movements no. 1 and 2 consist of three staves, while movement no. 3 only of two, however with the commentary "Violino con la parte" written above the voice part.

According Holm, movement no. 3 is included in Benedetto Marcello's aria "Havvi alcun che nel seno" from Psalm no. 24 in "Estro poetico armonico, vol. 4". (By contrast, movements no. 1-2 are composed by Roman in the styles of Pergolesi and Handel, respectively.)


[1.] Gud är vår tilflygt [sic] och starkhet
en hielp uti the [sic] stora bedröfvelser

[2.] Therföre [sic] frukte vi oss intet
om än verlden förgånges
och bergen mit i hafvet sunko [sic]

[3.] Likväl skal [sic] Gud stad lustig blifva
med sina brunnar ther then [sic] Högstas helga boningar äro